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Marty Balin has passed away

Post by jay » Sun Sep 30, 2018 7:17 am

Marty Balin passed away on Friday. He was a co-founder of Jefferson Airplane and later joined Jefferson Starship.

When Glen passed away, Marty wrote on Facebook:

"The very first record I ever recorded with Challenge Records was with Glen Campbell on first guitar, the WRECKING CREW and the background vocals of THE BLOSSOMS with Darlene Love, Fanita James, and Jean King.
Glen Campbell was the big star of the day. Everyone was excited about the session. A day I will always remember and be thankful for having. Some of my favorite songs were his. Sorry to see you leave us Glen"."

Marty had a great voice and wrote some songs that will outlive us all.



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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by admin » Thu Aug 30, 2018 4:56 pm

A second memorial post on Glen Campbell Forums for Lorrie Collins:

The Collins Kids talk about performing (2009-05-01)
10,427 views to-date on The Oklahoman Video Archive on Youtube:




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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

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On August 4, 2018, Lorrie Collins passed away at her home in Reno, Nevada. Lorrie was 76 years old. According to her brother, Larry Collins, she died from complications of a fall. Memorials refer to her as one of the most "dynamic female rockabilly stars of the 1950s" and an undisputed guitar prodigy.

FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES:

Lorrie Collins, Dynamic Rockabilly Singer, Is Dead at 76

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The following two music videos show the Collins Kids performing on stage with Glen Campbell in the house band.

Collins Kids Don't Just Stand There (with Glen Campbell)




I've Got 5 Dollars / Faron Young / Collins Kids / Glen Campbell

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This documentary, THE WOMEN OF ROCKABILLY, includes interviews with Lorrie Collins, Wanda Jackson, Brenda Lee, and Janis Martin, and reveals these singers' groundbreaking, yet sometimes controversial, career beginnings as female rockabilly performers. Lorrie specifically speaks about being friends and performing with Ricky Nelson.




Rest in sweet rockabilly peace, Lorrie Collins.

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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by admin » Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:06 pm

Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul
Rest in Peace

Aretha Franklin: Her 6 Best Country Performances
The Queen of Soul, who died Thursday (August 16th) at age 76, put her distinct spin on country classics by Hank Williams and Glen Campbell
By ROBERT CRAWFORD
RollingStone

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Aretha Franklin, Indomitable ‘Queen of Soul,’ Dies at 76
By Jon Pareles
New York Times
Aug. 16, 2018

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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by dee2 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:59 pm

Bluegrass mandolin legend Dean Webb of The Dillards passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018. He was aged 81.

Webb's obituary is posted on Bluegrass Today: https://bluegrasstoday.com/dean-webb-passes/

Dean Webb played bass on an instrumental folk album with Glen Campbell: '12 String Guitar!' (World Pacific, 1963) released under the name of The Folkswingers. This group was actually comprised of studio musicians with regularly changing members. In addition to Glen and Dean on the 12 String Guitar! album, the musicians included Doug Dillard and Rodney Dillard. The Dillards and Webb (as well as Mitch Jayne) were also members of the pioneering bluegrass group known as The Dillards.

The Dillards made appearances on The Andy Griffith Show as members of the fictional family "The Darlings". They may have been the first studio musicians who had regular guest spots on American TV. As an outcome of this acting job on the side, they became notable for being among the first bluegrass groups to introduce bluegrass music to many Americans who had never heard it.

The full '12 String Guitar!" album can be heard on Take's Bluegrass Channel on YouTube. His album cover differs slightly from the one we have seen in the U.S. with the name of "The Folkswingers" printed on the album cover instead of the words "folk blues & blue grass".

Rest in peace Dean Webb.



Track listing
Side One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "If I Had a Hammer" Lee Hays, Pete Seeger 2:43
2. "Black Mountain Rag" Traditional 2:23
3. "Walk Right In" Gus Cannon, Hosea Woods 1:54
4. "Wildwood Flower" A.P. Carter 2:12
5. "Blowin' in the Wind" Bob Dylan
6. "Midnight Special" Jim Scott 2:10
Side Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Cottonfields" Traditional 2:26
2. "Columbus Stockade Blues" Jimmie Davis, Eva Sargent 2:21
3. "Rye Whiskey" Wils Carter 2:18
4. "Bull Durham" Glen Campbell 1:53
5. "Wabash Cannonball" John E. Graham 2:09
6. "Dark As a Dungeon" Merle Travis 2:57
7. "This Train"



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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by Cowpoke » Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:47 am

Comtemporary Christian singer/songwriter Geoff Thurman who wrote many beautiful songs for Glen like "The Wayward Son", "Simple Things" and "The Boy in Me" sadly passed away on January 15, 2018.




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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by admin » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:37 pm

Jim Nabors passed away 30 November 2017.
RIP Mr. Nabors.

See "Jim Nabors, TV’s Gomer Pyle and Singer, Dies at 87" at:

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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by arlw » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:15 pm

David Cassidy just passed away this evening. A very talented person. I saw him on the Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour many times! And, Della Reese passed yesterday.



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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by arlw » Sun Nov 19, 2017 2:14 pm

Mel Tillis has passed away at the age of 85! I think we have lost too many already---Glen really adored Mel--maybe the 2 of them are singing once again.
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Re: Notices of Artists’ Passings

Post by Dee » Tue Oct 03, 2017 7:47 pm

In memory of Tom Petty who passed away at the young age of 66 on Monday, October 2nd, 2017 (confirmed by his family)...Glen Campbell sings "Walls" penned by Tom Petty and recorded by Glen on his 2008 album, 'Meet Glen Campbell'.
R.I.P.

NYT's obituary: "Tom Petty, a Mainstay of Rock With the Heartbreakers"
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